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Art Pays Me

The Art Pays Me Podcast is a series of informal conversations between successful creatives of diverse backgrounds with Duane. Duane asks guests about the work they're known for and how they got their start to explore the many ways possible to make a living off of art. 

Sep 28, 2019

On episode 25 I chat with Medical Skin Therapist, Lash Artist and Educator Stella Niatsikas. Stella talks about her passion for eyelash extensions and the beauty industry. The thriving business she’s built as a master Eyelash Technician and Trainer of aspiring “lashistas”. She talks about her fine art background,...

Sep 21, 2019

I had a great conversation with Painter, Kimberley Eddy about, where she grew up, how she went from teacher to full-time painter, her time living in my home country, Bermuda and how it left its mark on her. We dug into why she incorporates the ocean into so much of her work, how that’s become her brand and how she...

Sep 14, 2019

This week I speak and Activist, Poet , Author and former Poet Laureate of Halifax Rebecca Thomas. We had an incredible conversation about her work raising awareness of Indigenous issues in this region, her creative journey and how establishing credibility can help an artist justify their rates. We also talk about:

    Sep 7, 2019

    This week I chat with Author and Spoken Word Artist, Guyleigh Johnson. We talk about her books, her creative process, how she found her publisher and the fear of having your work stolen. We also talk about how mental health challenges present differently in the Black Community and how that impacted us. Guyleigh opens up...